Italian ALICE gear in sand colour

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    Wolverine
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    Italian ALICE gear in sand colour

    Post by Wolverine on Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:31 pm

    Here are some more sand-coloured items:

    Magazine pouches:


    Holster and rectangular (grenade?) pouch:



    I am not sure what the rectangular pouch is for, but I know that it also exists in olive drab.

    I would be interested to see what other ALICE items have been made in sand colour in Italy.

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    Re: Italian ALICE gear in sand colour

    Post by abefroman on Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:18 pm

    Here are some pouches that were used in the 90s in Mozambique and Somalia. They are similar to the standard Italian 1990s gear, with the addition of a snap on the Velcro closure. I included a picture of them in use below.

    From what I have been told, the items you posted were made for the Italian deployment to Iraq in 2003 but the troops decided against using them and replaced them for other more modular gear at the PX. I have not seen a picture of them in use.



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    Re: Italian ALICE gear in sand colour

    Post by Bolty717 on Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:59 pm

    I'm in New Zealand and last week saw the same pistol holster for sale in a Army Surplus shop. No price tags but was In the same bin with a variety of other pouches that weren't crazy prices.
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    Re: Italian ALICE gear in sand colour

    Post by Wolverine on Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:38 pm

    [quote="abefroman"]Here are some pouches that were used in the 90s in Mozambique and Somalia. They are similar to the standard Italian 1990s gear, with the addition of a snap on the Velcro closure. I included a picture of them in use below.

    From what I have been told, the items you posted were made for the Italian deployment to Iraq in 2003 but the troops decided against using them and replaced them for other more modular gear at the PX. I have not seen a picture of them in use.

    Abefroman,

    It is quite possible, as anything like these that I have seen has been unissued.

    It appears in the photograph that the belts and suspenders are also in desert sand colour?
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    Re: Italian ALICE gear in sand colour

    Post by Tocc88 on Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:24 am

    Last summer, in Saudi Arabia, Italian troops took place at an exercise operation called "ferocious falcon". For this event Italian troops worn "vegetata desertica" uniforms and ALICE equipment in sand color made for this purpose... here is a photo of a "Bersagliere" during this operation


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    Re: Italian ALICE gear in sand colour

    Post by abefroman on Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:56 pm

    Tocc88 wrote:Last summer, in Saudi Arabia, Italian troops took place at an exercise operation called "ferocious falcon". For this event Italian troops worn "vegetata desertica" uniforms and ALICE equipment in sand color made for this purpose... here is a photo of a "Bersagliere" during this operation


    Wow first time I have seen them in use.

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